19), Draco in his laws mentioned only the Ephetae, and that Pollux (viii.
125) included the Areopagus among the localities in which sat the Ephetae.
It retained the Areopagitic council in the Draconian laws by the supposition that Solon, while leaving untouched the Draconian laws concerned with the cases of homicide which came before the Ephetae, substituted a law of his own regarding wilful murder, which fell within the jurisdiction of the Areopagites.
The relation of the Ephetae to the court of the Areopagus is obscure; cf.
The assumption that in their criminal jurisdiction the Areopagites were called Ephetae till after the legislation of Draco (cf.
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